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food stamps and other support. today, we're not doing either one. in michigan, i signed a bill to raise the minimum wage to $7.40 an hour. that was six years ago. it needs to be raised again. the federal minimum wage is lower than that. it is now just $7.25 an hour. try, just try imagine earning $7.25 an hour and paying a mortgage or rent try living on $7.25 an hour and buying food, much less acquiring transportation in some way. forget clothing. that's a total luxury. this is a moral issue. but it is also an economic issue that's going to determine the vitality of our nation's recovery from recession. joining me now are two champions of the living wage fight. jonathan westin, director of fast food forward an organization that helped organize the strikes in new york. and linda archer is a current mcdonald's employee who's joined in the fight for better wages. they're joining us from new york. great to have you both inside "the war room" to share your story. really appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thanks for having us. >> jennifer: you bet. let me start with you, linda. you have wor
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french pronunciation. grand blanc, michigan. >> "grand blank"? >> probably "grand blank". >> you guys are a hoot. it's grand blanc but they think it's gran blanc. toe that line. let's face it, guys. these guys take advantage of every low-life there is out there as far as money. big money, big money, big money. it's time that the american people tell the president -- they did through the election. he won in a landslide. >> bill: you got it. you got it. i agree, sarah, mr. president, you won. be strong. >> this is "the bill press show." my god, look at this national debt. we can't do this. they'll try to kill social security, medicare and everything they've always wanted to kill in the first place. about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really. really! that you're gonna lay people off because now the government's going to help you fund your health care. really? i wanna be able to have those conversations. not just to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying. and you know, i'd like to arm our viewers with th
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michigan, you're on with hal. >> caller: how you doing stephanie? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: i don't care what the crackheads say about you. you put on an awesome show. >> stephanie: thank you. i appreciate it. >> caller: i think that we should let texas and the rest of the confederacy secede from the united states but first we'll have to confiscate all of their money because that's united states currency and they'll have to print up their own currency. they can put rick perry's picture on it. >> stephanie: and their guns and take their guns so we don't have a second revolution or a war. >> don't have to take their guns. we have to take our military bases back and every military or chemical plant or nuclear plant or power plant. >> stephanie: nuclear pants. >> sorry. simmer down. all of the things that the federal government has built in those states which since they receive more money than they actually give is the majority of the infrastructure. we'll re-claim our asphalt and we'll come and re-claim -- >> stephanie: you know what gives you nuclear pants? magic beans and fairy dust.